Fennec Alpha 3 for Windows Mobile now available

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Fennec Alpha 3 for Windows Mobile is now official. Alpha 3 brings faster start-up times, much improved panning, support for a wider range of screen resolutions and a lot more.

See the full change log below and download the cab by typing this tinyurl in your mobile browser: tinyurl.com/fennec3

Note the cab is still a monstrous 9.5 MB.

New for Alpha 3:

  • Much improved panning/scrolling performance
  • Improved start-up time
  • Revised theme
  • Support for running in full screen
  • Numerous bug fixes
  • Improved painting performance
  • Improved UI polish
  • Support for touch sensitive directional pad on HTC devices
  • Improved kinetic panning with directional locking
  • Ability to scroll frames
  • Improved zooming support
  • Support for multiple screen sizes

This builds upon the feature set of the previous releases:

Easy navigation to Web content:

  • Bookmarks, including tags
  • Smart URL bar ("awesome bar")
  • Tabbed browsing with thumbnail images
  • Integrated Web search – built into the URL bar
  • Easy access to multiple search engines
  • Built in error console
  • Support for add-ons

Web content:

  • Maximize content by auto-hiding controls and URL bar
  • Zoom in and out

Security:

  • Instant Web site ID ("Larry")
  • Password manager
  • Popup blocker
  • Clear private data

Devices services integration:

  • Click on a phone number to initiate a call
  • JavaScript API to get device location

Also:

  • Searchable download manager
  • Preferences pane
  • Add-ons manager, including ability to directly find and install add-ons

Read more at Brad’s blog here.

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